ORALHLTH 2203AHO - Human Biology IIOH Part 1

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 1 - 2016

This course aims to prepare the student to understand the medical aspects of clinical dentistry, pharmacology, local anaesthetics and the role of the oral health practitioner in the management of medical and dental emergencies in dental practice. Topics include applied oral microbiology, medicine and pharmacology, pathology, applied oral pathology.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ORALHLTH 2203AHO
    Course Human Biology IIOH Part 1
    Coordinating Unit Oral Health
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites ORALHLTH 1203A/BOH & ORALHLTH 1200HO
    Restrictions Available to BOH students only
    Course Description This course aims to prepare the student to understand the medical aspects of clinical dentistry, pharmacology, local anaesthetics and the role of the oral health practitioner in the management of medical and dental emergencies in dental practice. Topics include applied oral microbiology, medicine and pharmacology, pathology, applied oral pathology.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Asha Starr

    Course Coordinator: Dr Asha Starr
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3625
    Email: asha.starr@adelaide.edu.au

    Tutor: Sue Aldenhoven
    Phone: +61 8 8313 6454
    Email: susan.aldenhoven@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Room 4.03, Oliphant Building

    Tutor: Dr Elizabeth Farmer
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3272
    Email: elizabeth.farmer@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Level 5, ADH

    Tutor: Dr Neville Gully
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3887
    Email: neville.gully@adelaide.edu.au

    Tutor: Sophie Karanicolas
    Phone: +61 8 8313 3287
    Email: sophie.karanicolas@adelaide.edu.au
    Location: Room 2.26, ADH

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Apply an understanding of the physical and chemical nature of the oral microflora to explain the formation of dental plaque and calculus and relate these to the development of dental caries and periodontal disease in your patients
    2 Explain the process of inflammation, healing and repair and relate this to the management of caries, periodontal disease, pulpal infection and other inflammatory conditions of the oral cavity in your patients
    3 Accurately recognize record and describe deviations from normal appearance and normal function in the oral tissues and present a comprehensive descriptive report to the dentist for verification
    4 Identify, describe and discuss the implications of a range of medical conditions, including developmental disturbances and systemic diseases, that influence your patients' oral tissues and dental treatment, and recognise, implement and evaluate any necessary precautions and/or modifications that need to be made to oral health therapy treatment within the scope of duties
    5 Briefly explain actions of administered drugs for related medical conditions that may affect your patient’s course of dental treatment, and demonstrate the investigative skills required to determine possible contraindications in consultation with the dentist where required
    6 Demonstrate the ability to recognise and manage a medical emergency and/or disorder in the dental environment within the role of the oral health therapist
    7 Briefly describe the aetiology and classification of neoplasias for both systemic and oral tissues, and recognise in your patients related oral manifestations that require referral to the dentist
    8 Recognise oral manifestations of human infectious diseases and conditions with immunologic pathogenesis and discuss the implications of these on treatment and care plans for your patients
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Australian Medicines Handbook or access available through University of Adelaide website.
    Cameron A & Widmer R  Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry, 3rd edition Mosby-Wolfe, London
    Therapeutic Guidelines, Oral and Dental: 2007 Version 1: + Supplement 2008, ADA
    Gandolfo, Scully, Carrozzo (2006) Oral Medicine: Churchill Livingstone
    Langlais Miller; Colour Atlas of common oral diseases 4th edition (2009)
    Recommended Resources
    Ester M Wilkins: (2005) Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, Ninth Edition, Lippincott Williams& Wilkins
    Daniel & Harfst: (2004) Mosby’s Dental Hygiene; Concepts Cases and Competencies: Mosby.
    Darby, Walsh: Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice, Third edition (2010), Saunders
    Bagg, MacFarlane et al: Essentials of Microbiology for Dental Students, Oxford
    Bryant, Knights (2007) Pharmacology for Health Professionals, Second edition, Mosby/Elsevier
    Requa-Clark (2000) Applied Pharmacology for the Dental Hygienist, Fourth Edition
    Sapp, Eversole, Wysocki (2004) Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Second Edition Mosby
    Online Learning
    Human Biology II OH, Part 1
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Learning Modes

    •    Class meetings
    •    Resource lectures
    •    Tutorials
    •    Printed and Web-based resources
    •    Written assignments and oral presentations
    •    Learning laboratories
    •    Self-assessment
    •    Self-directed learning

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Contact Hours

    Semester 1 & 2
    42 hours per semester / 3.0 hours per week consisting of:
    •    1 class meeting ( up to 2 hours ) Tuesdays 1.00  – 3.00pm
    •    1 learning laboratory/case study review ( 1 hour ) Tuesdays 3.00-4.00pm
    Learning Activities Summary
    Topics Covered

    Oral microbiology
    Inflammation, healing and repair
    Diseases and disorders of the following systems:
    Endocrine system
    Skeletal system
    Neurological disorders
    Psychological disorders
    Blood and Bleeding disorders
    Liver Diseases
    Kidney disorders
    Dental and Medical emergencies
    Medicine and Pharmacology
    HIV Disease
    Diseases of the oral mucosa
    Oral Pathology
    Oral medicine
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Assessment Type Weighting Learning Outcome(s) being addressed
    Tutorial assignment Summative 10%
    Case study Summative 10%
    Semester 1 Exam Summative 45% Semester 1 Topics
    Semester 2 Exam Summative 35% Semester 2 Topics
    Assessment Related Requirements
    You will receive feedback from a variety of sources:

    Self evaluation – during learning laboratories, role play, case studies and tutorials
    Peers – during group discussions and presentations, role-play, case studies, and tutorials
    Facilitators – during learning laboratories, role-play, case studies, tutorials, group presentations, assignments and examinations
    It is your responsibility to incorporate this feedback into your learning.

    Learning laboratories/case study reviews/tutorials
    These sessions are designed to provide you with a range of exercises that will allow you to explore the content material in a more of a “hands on” approach through the use of clinical scenarios and different learning modalities. These sessions will be designed to assist you with the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes for this stream.
    Assessment Detail
    Marks for your assessment will be based on a combination of the written assignment, presentation of tutorial assignments from the workbook, and on selective subject examinations
    (Semester 1 OSCA and Semester 1 and 2 written examinations)

    assessment tasks must be completed to a satisfactory standard (this should generally be considered as a minimum of 55%), in order to achieve an overall passing grade in the Human Biology IIOH stream. Redemption opportunities may be provided throughout the year.
    Any supplementary assessment will be by written examination or OSCA.

    In addition to the clinical assessments, there will be an OSCA at the end of Semester 2. You will be expected to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of concepts related to work in the Human Biology II OH stream. It will test your problem solving abilities and have a strong clinical emphasis.

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    NOG (No Grade Associated)
    Grade Description
    CN Continuing

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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